Beauty trends come and go, but the concept of wellness – which has rapidly become entwined in the spa world – is here to stay. In today’s hectic world, taking time out to reset and revive the mind is more important than ever. “It’s essential to have some time where you can switch off,” says Polynesian Spa retreat manager Helena Keenan. “It’s necessary for self-care.”
A day spent at Polynesian Spa is just the cure for a tired mind and body. After a soak in the wellness centre’s rejuvenating mineral waters, round-off your pampering with a Signature Spa Mud Wrap ($179 for 60 minutes, $250 to add a 30-minute massage). The restorative treatment begins with a full-body polish exfoliation before Rotorua’s world famous mineral-packed geo-thermal mud is applied in a full-body mud mask. Sulphur, calcium, sodium and silicon in the mud provide skin with a hit of antioxidants and the treatment is completed with a warm shower and choice of moisturiser to nourish the skin.
Put down the smartphone and allow yourself to truly relax.
Polynesian Spa, 1000 Hinemoa Street, Rotorua, polynesianspa.co.nz